In this article, I argue that the putative global centrality of New York in art after 1945 is a construct, as it is for Paris prior to 1945. Monographs and national approaches are unsuccessful in challenging such powerful myths as these. A global, transnational and comparative approach demonstrates that the struggle for centrality was a global phenomenon after 1945, a battle that New York does not win (depending on one’s point of view) until after 1964. Rather than considering centres and peripheries as a fixed category, I propose to consider them as a strategic notion which artists and their promoters have always sought to manipulate according to their own ends.
Joyeux-Prunel, Béatrice. "Provincializing New York: In and Out of the Geopolitics of Art After 1945." Artl@s Bulletin 10, no. 1 (2021): Article 12.